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Re: [whatwg] main element parsing behaviour

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:42:22 +0100
To: "Jirka Kosek" <jirka@kosek.cz>
Message-ID: <op.wnelkwqzidj3kv@device-23f190>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
On Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:25:14 +0100, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> wrote:

> Changing parsing each time also means that such changes can't be undone.

They can be undone if doing so doesn't break the Web.

> Look for example at <hgroup>. It's supported by parsing algorithm as
> implemented in browsers, so it will remain in spec forever even when
> it's not actually implemented. With such approach parsing algorithm will
> became boneyard of proposed but later thrown away elements over the time.

I think we shouldn't put the parsing algorithm on a pedestal while not  
giving the same treatment to the default UA style sheet or other  
requirements related to an element that have to be implemented.

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2012 12:43:01 GMT

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